Sunday, March 27, 2011

U Live

I hope everyone is watching me talk about cakes on TVNZ's new channel, U. I'm on U Live at 6.30 pm every Sunday, channel 016 on Sky or 6 on Freeview. Each week they challenge me to a new cake concept, my latest one being a cake pie hybrid. Make sure you tune in or live stream it!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Urbis Design Day cakes for Salasi x Kohler

I made some goodies for Salasi's collaboration with Kohler bathrooms for Urbis Design Day last Saturday. The theme was a tea party in a bath with beautiful girls indulging themselves with cakes, which I thought was pretty amazing.

Images / Coup de Main

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Raspberry Cake with Cream and Jam

This cake may look old fashioned and English, but it's far from a boring Victorian sponge. It's actually a vanilla butter cake flavoured with lemon zest and dotted with juicy tart raspberries. The two layers are sandwiched together with a generous dollop of cream and raspberry compote, which is just cooked raspberries with a sprinkling of sugar. Serve a slice with a cup of English breakfast and you're all set for an afternoon tea party with the girls.


organic eggs
vanilla extract
organic plain yogurt
lemon zest


Monday, March 14, 2011

High Tea Please

I love high tea, so I've decided to branch out and start creating dainty three tired feasts.
What do you think of these menus?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Humble Carrot Cake with Clementine Icing

Who doesn't love a good carrot cake? It's an old fashioned classic that everyone's mum or grandma has a special recipe for, it can be full of nuts and fruit or just plain and simple. It's a cake that seems healthy and wholesome; my sister even ate a slice for breakfast this morning. I found this recipe on one of my favourite food blogs, la tartine gourmande, and adapted it to contain all sorts of goodies like quinoa flour, organic hazelnuts, almonds, figs and walnuts. Topped with a zesty cream cheese icing, I think it satisfies!


organic quinoa flour
whole wheat flour
organic eggs
sunflower oil
organic vanilla extract
organic roasted hazelnuts
baking soda
Muscovado sugar

icing sugar
cream cheese
clementine zest